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Jeff Borland

About Jeff Borland

Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

JEFF BORLAND. Australia’s labour market – What is the damage? (Conversation 14.5.20)

After all the forecasts and speculation, now we know the worst. Today’s numbers from the ABS lay out the catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.

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JEFF BORLAND. Why IR reform is not the answer to our problems

Making predictions about the future of the Australian economy has never been more difficult than at present.  In the midst of so much uncertainty, however, one development has been absolutely predictable: Calls for major reform to Australia’s industrial relations (IR) … Continue reading

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JEFF BORLAND.-. COVID -19 and the Australian labour market: The immediate impact

COVID-19 will bring decreases in employment and labour supply in Australia – at a scale and speed which are unprecedented. This article explains why COVID-19 is having these effects and describes who are the workers being most affected.

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